HP Appoints Phyllis Turner-Brim, Deputy General Counsel, Chief of Intellectual Property

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HP names Phyllis Turner-Brim as Deputy General Counsel, Chief of Intellectual Property.

Prior to HP, Phyllis served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for Starbucks. In this role, she was a leader of teams supporting global supply chain, intellectual property, technology, marketing and food safety. Advisor to Chief Technology Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, EVP Global Supply Chain, and SVP Global Food Safety and Quality. Member leadership teams for Law & Corporate Affairs, Global Supply Chain, and Technology.

Before Starbucks, Phyllis was Vice President, Chief IP Counsel of Intellectual Ventures. In this role, Phyllis was responsible for managing and coordinating legal services supporting patent asset acquisitions and divestitures, licensing, prosecution and related transactions.

Phyllis is a 1993 graduate of the University of Cincinnati Law School, and a 1986 honors graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (B.S. Chemical Engineering). She has served as a lecturer/presenter on several topics including, developing business focused licensing programs, diversity in the law, recruitment and retention of minorities and women in technical professions, chemical patent drafting, IP strategy development, career development and personal risk taking.   Phyllis accepted an invitation to join the Board of Trustees for the AIPLEF in 2013. She has also been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Snohomish County YMCA since 2012 and in 2011, she was elected to Board of Trustees for Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, WA. Prior to pursuing a career in the law, Ms. Turner-Brim held technical management positions with General Electric Co. and Procter and Gamble Co.

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